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Happy Times at the IKOB

In physics, the shower-curtain effect is the phenomenon in which a shower curtain gets blown inward with a running shower. The problem of the cause of this effect has been featured in Scientific American magazine, with several theories given to explain the phenomenon but no definite conclusion. As a second meaning, the fact that nearby phase front distortions of an optical wave are more severe than remote distortions of the same amplitude is called shower-curtain effect.

In physics, the shower-curtain effect is the phenomenon in which a shower curtain gets blown inward with a running shower. The problem of the cause of this effect has been featured in Scientific American magazine, with several theories given to explain the phenomenon but no definite conclusion. As a second meaning, the fact that nearby phase front distortions of an optical wave are more severe than remote distortions of the same amplitude is called shower-curtain effect.

In physics, the shower-curtain effect is the phenomenon in which a shower curtain gets blown inward with a running shower. The problem of the cause of this effect has been featured in Scientific American magazine, with several theories given to explain the phenomenon but no definite conclusion. As a second meaning, the fact that nearby phase front distortions of an optical wave are more severe than remote distortions of the same amplitude is called shower-curtain effect.

In physics, the shower-curtain effect is the phenomenon in which a shower curtain gets blown inward with a running shower. The problem of the cause of this effect has been featured in Scientific American magazine, with several theories given to explain the phenomenon but no definite conclusion. As a second meaning, the fact that nearby phase front distortions of an optical wave are more severe than remote distortions of the same amplitude is called shower-curtain effect.

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——————— English ———————

In December 2016, german graphic designer Matthias Hübner pitched for the new visual identity of the IKOB, a museum of contemporary art located in Eupen, Belgium. Part of the pitch was the commissioning of a custom typeface, which was planned to be released as an open source license, once it was finished and in use. I was asked to design this typeface as a contemporary rendition of the Times New Roman in two cuts: Regular and Italic. Since the typeface couldn’t be ready for the relaunch of the new design, Matthias decided to do a typographical restart: all communications (Posters, Flyers, Letters) were set in Times New Roman, and this typeface would be replaced gradually with new sets of characters as they were produced. At the end of 2017, the whole set was finally developed and in use ever since. With some minor tweaks and corrections, the typeface will be released as of now under the title: Happy Times at the IKOB.

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En décembre 2016, le graphiste allemand Matthias Hübner a postulé pour la nouvelle identité visuelle de l’IKOB, un musée d’art contemporain situé à Eupen en Belgique. Sa proposition incluait une police de caractères personnalisée, qui, après avoir été utilisée un temps par le musée, serait publiée en licence libre. Matthias m’a demandé de concevoir cette fonte comme une interprétation contemporaine du Times en deux versions: Courant et Italique. La police ne pouvant pas être prête pour le lancement de la nouvelle identité, Matthias a décidé de faire un redémarrage typographique: tous les supports de communication (posters, flyers, lettres) ont été composés en Times New Roman, et cette typographie à été remplacée progressivement par le caractère personalisé, au fur et a mesure de l’avancée du dessin. Fin 2017, la typographie était terminée, ainsi que la mise en place de l’identité. Après quelques corrections et ajustements mineurs, la police de caractère est maintenant disponible sous le nom de Happy Times at the IKOB.

Character Set

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